Hesperian Health Guides
Chapter 11: Fire
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Fires are serious and often deadly for workers in factories and dormitories, and workers who do factory work at home. Of the many dangers workers face, fire is one that can easily be prevented, or contained and extinguished when it does happen. Most countries have laws that require employers to provide fire safety in their workplaces. Even though it is not very expensive for employers to comply, many factory owners continue to violate fire safety laws and put workers’ lives at risk.